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Join the Peer Support network

For RCN members with lived experience of disability and neurodiversity to give and receive peer support

If you are an RCN member with lived experience of disability and/or neurodiversity, the peer support network could be for you.

We know that as healthcare professionals, RCN members who consider themselves to be disabled, have a disability or long term condition or are neurodiverse face some unique challenges. That's why speaking to each other by email or telephone can help - reducing isolation, sharing solutions and being a listening ear.

We have student, nursing support worker, nurse and retired members in the group.

When you join, you are sent details of others in similar situations to you. So for example you may want to speak to other students with Dyslexia or other nurses with mobility issues. It helps to think about what you want to talk about when you complete your statement. Then your completed statement and contact details are kept on file and shared with others who join. 

Peer Support Service joining application

If you'd like to become a member of the RCN Peer Support Service, please complete the following form.

About you

E.g. reasonable adjustments or redeployment

Include any diagnosed illness or disability, and any motivations you have for joining the service (E.g. Maintaining links with profession, discussing return to work options). Guidance on writing a good personal statement can be found below this form.

Declaration

Information given in this registration form will be used to put you in touch with other RCN members in the peer support service to give and receive support. Additionally, it will be used by RCN staff to facilitate the service and if required to signpost you to other support and advice based on your situation. If in the course of your conversations, a member is concerned for your wellbeing they may discuss this with RCN staff within Member Support Services. Your information will not be passed on to any person or organisation outside of the RCN or members of the Peer Support Network without your permission. You can request to leave this group at any time by emailing peer.support@rcn.org.uk

The information you provide in this form will be stored by the RCN.

Protecting your privacy is very important to us. Please view our privacy policy to find out more about the information we collect and how it is used.

Could you share your experience to help others?

We want to hear from healthcare workers who've had workplace adjustments due to a disability or ill health.   

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